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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Resident Arrested On Attempted Murder, Drug ChargesMichael Anthony Wallace

   A Lawrenceburg man arrested on attempted murder charges last week, was additionally issued drug charges after he was found to be in possession of a significant amount of crack cocaine.

   Interim Lawrenceburg Police Chief Neil Skinner issued a press release Wednesday indicating that members of his department, assisted by Deputies with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, made their way to Swisher, Inc., 100 Hannon Drive, to serve an arrest warrant against Michael Anthony Wallace, age 36, of 709 Windsor Drive. The warrant was issued against Wallace in connection with an incident that occurred previously at a location on Roberts Avenue.

   The female victim, a resident of Columbia, reported to police officers that she had sold a car to Wallace, but that he had failed to meet his financial responsibility. She told officers that she had come to repossess the car when Wallace attacked her. According to the victim Wallace struck her with some type of metal object during the attack. As a result investigators obtained warrants, charging Wallace with the crime of attempted second degree murder.

   When they arrived at Swisher, officers indicate that company officials brought Wallace to the southwest exit. Once he had exited the building he was placed under arrest and transported without incident to the Lawrence County Jail.

   It was after they had exited the patrol car that officers report conducting a search of Wallace’s person. During the search, officers report finding a plastic bag in his left front pocket that contained a white rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine. As a result of the find Wallace was additionally charged with the crime of possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of resale.

   Wallace was initially held under a bond of $300,000. That bond was lowered to $250,000 as a result of an initial appearance in Lawrence County General Sessions Court. Wallace’s next court appearance is slated for May 1, 2008.

   At press time Wallace remained incarcerated through the Lawrence County Jail.